Author: Swami Chinmayananda
Publisher: Chinmaya Mission Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788175975996
A mentor to national leaders like Lokmanya Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave, Aurobindo, Mohan Malaviya; a companion to western thinkers like Albert Einstein, Herman Hesse, Carl Jung, Aldous Huxley; and a mother to great saints like Adi Sankaracharya, Vivekananda, Madhvacharya; the Bhagavadgita can now be a friend to your child.
The pioneer proponent of the Bhagavad Gita in modern times, Swami Chinmayanananda, views the Bhagavad-gita as the edifice upholding the Indian Philosophy and culture and as a guide in times, good and bad. Thus the Bhagavad-gita is a powerful tool for personal empowerment and social change.
In Gita for Children the 18 chapters of the Bhagavad-gita are simplified by the Gita expert, Swami Chinmayananda. A detailed summary of each chapter is given, important verses selected and doubts cleared, for the elders to explain the ideas to the children.
While thus reading the Book to the children, elders will find an insightful initiation into the Gita wisdom and children will find a loving friend in Lord Krsna, making the Gita experience richer, personal and valuable.
Preface: To Parents and Mission Workers
Arjuna – visada – yoga (Yoga of Arjuna’s Grief)
Sankhya – yoga (Yoga of Knowledge – Sankhya)
Karma – yoga (Yoga of Action)
Jnana – karma – sannyasa –yoga (Yoga of Renunciation of Action)
Karma – sannyasa –yoga (Yoga of True Renunciation of Action)
Dhyana –yoga (Yoga of Self Control/Meditation)
Jnana –vijnana –yoga (Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom)
Aksara – brahma – yoga (Yoga of Imperishable Brahman)
Rajavidya –rajaguhya –yoga (Yoga of Royal Knowledge & Royal Secret)
Vibhuti – yoga (Yoga of Divine Glories)
Visvarupa –darsana – yoga (Yoga of Vision of the Divine Cosmic Form)
Bhakti – yoga (Yoga of Devotion)
Ksetra –Ksetrajna – vibhaga – yoga (Yoga of Distinction between Field and Its Knower)
Gunatraya – vibhaga – yoga (Yoga of Three Gunas)
Purusottama – yoga (Yoga of Supreme Spirit)
Daivasura – sampad – vibhaga –yoga (Yoga of Divine and Devilish Estates)
Sraddhatraya – vibhaga – yoga (Yoga of Threefold Faith)
Moksa – sannyasa – yoga (Yoga of Libration Though Renunciation)